BUCKMINSTER FULLER BIBLIOGRAPHY
BOOKS BY FULLER: TABLE OF CONTENTS (Combined)
Sects 000-300 400 500 600-800 900 1000 1100-1200

Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking 876 pgs
Synergetics 2: Further Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking 592 pgs
by R. Buckminster Fuller in collaboration with E. J. Applewhite 1468 total
Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc   (online at rwgrayprojects.com) 1975 & 1979
 
A         Acknowledgments: John Entenza, Hugh Kenner, Brooke Maxwell, Shoji Sadao, Edwin Schlossberg
B Dedication to H. S. M. Coxeter

C

Preface by Arthur L. Loeb

D Moral of the Work
E Author's Note on the Rationale for Repetition in This Work
F Introduction: The Wellspring of Reality
G Scenarios:
1 Child as Explorer 100.01-63
2 Nature in a Corner 260.00-269.07
3 Complex Humans 311.11-18
4 Metaphysics 326.00-50
5 Pattern 505.50-83
6 Space 526.10-35
7 Spherical Gravity 646.10-22
8 Tensegrity 790.10-795.11
9 Annihilation 935.00-938.16
10 Demass Model (author suggests reading first) 986.00-874
11 Multiplication by Division 987.00-416
12 Geometry of Nine 1013.00-64
13 Involvement Field 1033.00-92
14 Minimum Topology 1044.00-13
15 Physical Periodicities 1052.50-71
16 Growth & Decay 1053.80-85
17 Geometry of Two 1070.00-1077.11

18

Typewriter 1130.00-1133.04
H Explicit: A Note to the Reader
 
Color Posters (Plates)

(#s 17-32 in back of Synergetics II)

# 1 Simplest Trigonometric Solutions 1976
# 2 Conceptuality of Trigonometric Functions of Angle "A" as Expounded in Synergetics "
# 3 Multiplication Only by Division: 3 Ways of Progressive Halving Starting from Primitive Unity of Tet "
# 4 Deceptiveness of Topology Quanta Lost by Congruence 1977
# 5 Synergetics' Operational Accountability of All Vanishing & Elsewhere Reappearing Quanta 1976
# 6 Now You See It, Now You Don't: Quanta Lost by Precession (Richter Transformation) "
# 7 But There It Is Again: Quantum Recovered in the Cube and in the Vector Equilibrium "
# 8 Four Quanta Phases: Gravity More Effective than Radiation "
# 9 Cosmic Hierarchy of Omniinterrationally-Phased, Nuclear-Centered, Convergently-Divergently Intertransformable Systems "
# 10 Radiant Photons "
# 11 Dymaxion Nuclear Growth 6-10-48
# 12 12 Secondary Great Circles of Vector Equilibrium: Set 1 987.133
# 13 24 Secondary Great Circles of Vector Equilibrium: Set 2 987.134
# 14 12 Secondary Great Circles of Vector Equilibrium: Set 3 987.135
# 15 24 Secondary Great Circles of Vector Equilibrium: Set 4 987.136
# 16 72 Total Secondary Great Circles of Vector Equilibrium 987.137
000.100 Introduction to Color Posters (Plates)
100.00 Synergy

 100.01

Introduction: Scenario of the Child
100.010 Awareness of the Child
100.020 Human Sense Awareness
100.030 Resolvability Limits
fig100.031 Resolvability Limits: Engineer's Inch Scale

100.10

Subdivision of Tetrahedral Unity
100.101 Synergetic Unity
fig100.103 Parallel & Perpendicular Halving of Tetrahedron
fig 100.1041 Three-Way Bisecting of a Triangle
100.120 Icosa & Tetra (Fig 100.120 Photo of Icosa Image Inside Truncated Glass Tetrahedron)
100.20 Scenario of the Child
100.30 Omnirational Subdividing

fig 100.301

Dissimilar Subdivision of Irregular Hexahedra
100.3011 Necklace
100.304 Cheese Tetrahedron
100.310 Two Tetra into Cube
100.320 Modular Subdivision of the Cosmic Hierarchy
100.330 "Me" Ball

100.40

Finite-Event Scenario
100.410 Foldability of Triangles into Tetrahedra
fig 100.412 Scalene Right Triangle
fig 100.413 Equiangular Triangle
fig 100.414 Isosceles Triangle
100.415 Unfoldable Limit (Fig 100.415 Scalene Triangle)
fig 100.416 Octahedron Inside Tetrahedron

100.50

Constant Triangular Symmetry
fig 100.51 Morley Theorem: The Trisectors of Any Triangle's 3 Angles Describe an Equiangular Triangle

100.60

Finite Episoding

101.00

Definition: Synergy
108.00 Four Triangles Out of Two

fig 108.01

Triangle & Tetrahedron: Synergy (1+1=4)
109.00 Chrome-Nickel-Steel

fig 110.00

1 Positive Tet + 1Negative Tet = 1 Stable Cube
120.00 Mass Interattraction
130.00 Precession and Entropy
140.00 Corollary of Synergy: Principle of Whole System
150.00 Synergy-of-Synergies
160.00 Generalized Design Science Exploration
180.00 Design Science and Human-Tolerance Limits
 
200.00                 Synergetics

200.001

Definition: Synergetics

201.00

Experientially Founded Mathematics
           201.10 Accommodation of Proclivities, Phases, and Disciplines
201.20 Synergetic Hierarchy: Grand Strategy
202.00 Angular Topology

202.03

Angular Topology
203.00 Scope

fig 203.09

Examples of Geodesic Design in Nature
204.00 Paradox of the Computer
205.00 Vector Equilibrium (VE)
215.00 A Geometry of Vectors
216.00 Significance of Isotropic Vector Matrix (IVM)
217.00 Prospects for Synergetics
220.00 Synergetics Principles

220.01

Principles
220.10 Reality & Eternality

221.00

Principle of Unity

222.00

Omnidirectional Closest Packing of Spheres
222.01 Definition (Fig 222.01 Equation for Omnidirectional Closest Packing of Spheres)
222.10 Equation for Cumulative Number of Spheres
222.20 Characteristics of Closest Packing of Spheres
222.30 Volume of Vector Equilibrium (Fig 222.30 Volume of VE = 20)
222.40 Mathematical Evolution of Formula for Omnidirectional Closest Packing of Spheres
222.50 Classes of Closest Packing

223.00

Principle of Prime # Inherency & Constant Relative Abundance of the Topology of Symmetrical Structural Systems
223.01 Definition
223.02 Axis of Spin
223.03 Equation of Prime Number Inherency of All Symmetrical Structural Omnitriangulated Systems
223.04 Equation of Constant Relative Abundance of Topological Aspects of All Symmetrical Structural Systems

223.05

Two Kinds of Twoness
223.10 Constant Relative Abundance
223.20 Primary Systems
223.21 Primary Systems: Equations
223.30 Symmetrical Analysis of Topological Hierarchies (1)

223.34

Symmetrical Analysis of Topological Hierarchies (2)
223.40 Powering
223.50 Prime Number Inherency
223.60 Analysis of Topological Hierarchies: Omnitriangulation
223.64 Table: Synergetics Hierarchy of Topological Characteristics of Omnitriangulated Polyhedral Systems

223.67

Synergetics Hierarchy
223.70 Planck's Constant
223.80 Energy Has Shape

224.00

Principle of Angular Topology
224.01 Definition
224.05 Line
224.06 Triangle
224.07 Sphere
224.08 Tetrahedron
224.10 Descartes
224.11 The Calculus
224.12 Cyclic Unity
224.20 Equation of Angular Topology (Table 224.20 Angular Topology Independent of Size)
224.30 Polarity
224.40 Multivalent Applications
224.50 Corollary: Principle of Finite Universe Conservation
224.60 Tetrahedral Mensuration
table 224.70a Tetrahedral Mensuration Applied to Well-Known Polyhedra
table 224.70b Tetrahedral Mensuration Applied to Spheres
225.00 Principle of Design Covariables

225.01

Definition
226.00 Principle of Functions
226.01 Definition
226.10 Corollary: Principle of Complementarity
227.00 Principle of Order Underlying Randomness

227.01

Definition (Table 227.01 Underlying Order in Randomness)
228.00 Scenario Principle
228.01 Definition
228.10 Considerable Set

228.12

Scenario Principle: Considerable Set
229.00 Principle of Synergetic Advantage
229.01 Definition
229.10 Corollary: Principle of Irreversibility

230.00

Tetrahedral Number
230.01 Definition
231.00 Principle of Universal Integrity

231.01

Definition
232.00 Principle of Conservation of Symmetry

232.01

Definition

240.00

Synergetics Corollaries (66)

250.00

Discoveries of Synergetics
250.01 Discovery
250.10 Academic Grading Variables in Respect to Science vs Humanities
250.20 My Independent Mathematical Explorations
250.30 Remoteness of Synergetics Vocabulary
250.40 The Climate of Invention
250.50 Coincidental Nature of Discoveries
250.60 Proofs

251.00

Discoveries of Synergetics: Inventory (40)

260.00

The Epistemography of Generalization and Special Case
260.10 Invisibility of Macro- and Micro- Resolutions
260.20 Convergent vs. Parallel Perception
fig 260.211 Human's Range-Finding Optical System
260.30 Physical Experience and Closest Packing of Spheres
260.40 Convergence to a Nucleus
260.50 Precession of Two Sets of 10 Closest-Packed Spheres

261.00

Getting Nature into a Corner
262.00 Conceptual Minimum
263.00 Nothingness and Tunability
264.00 Geometry of Self and Otherness
265.00 Unity of Triangulation
266.00 Science and Mathematics in the Language of Electromagnetics
267.00 Observer as Tetrasystem

fig 267.02

Observer as Tetrasystem
268.00 Omnioriented Tunability
269.00 Topology of Ins, Outs, and Interrelationships
270.00 Synergetics' Operational Accountability

270.10

Topological Accountability of all Vanishing and Elsewhere Reappearing Quanta
 

300.00               

Universe
301.00 Definition: Universe
305.00 Synergetic Advantage: Macro==>Micro
306.00 Universe and Self

310.10

Odd Ball
311.00 Humans as Local Universe Technology

311.10

Humans as Ultimate Complexities

320.00

Scenario Universe

fig 321.01

Universe as "A Minimum of Two Pictures"

325.10

Analogy of Rope-Making and Film-Strips
325.20 Epistemography of Scenario Universe

326.00

Universe and Metaphysical and Physical
326.10 Precession of Side Effects and Primary Effects
326.20 Pyramid of Generalizations
326.30 Comprehensive Universe
326.40 Metaphysical and Physical: Summary
326.50 Metaphysical and Physical: Cross-References

330.00

Universe as Minimum Perpetual Motion Machine
340.00 Expanding Universe
350.00 Negative Universe
360.00 Universe: System: Conceptuality: Structure

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